Cold Shivers Point - USGS CC11 1934
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member king.hubi
N 39° 01.896 W 108° 39.274
12S E 703016 N 4322900
Quick Description: A gem of a bench mark which is located in the Colorado National Monument at Cold Shivers Point.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 6/9/2009 7:36:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM6JAR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 14

Long Description:

I found this gem of a bench mark with my family on a vacation trip exploring Colorado. It is located in the Colorado National Monument at Cold Shivers Point.

This U.S. Geological Survey bench mark is sitting horizontal on a white rock ledge which is facing the Columbus Canyon. Stamping is CC11 1934 ELEVATION ABOVE SEA 6106 FEET. The color is bronze and someone scratched E.A.F. on the bench mark. The bench mark is not listed in the NGS database.

To reach this bench mark you have to enter the Colorado National Monument. You can use the West (Frutia) Entrance or the East (Grand Junction) Entrance. Drive along the Rim Rock Drive until you come to the parking lot of Cold Shivers Point. If you are comming from west it's the last overlook area, if you are comming from east it's the first overlook area. From there just walk west for not more than 100 meters until you come to the Columbus Canyon. Look left for the white rock ledge. You can see the bench mark from a safe place. But please be very careful if you try to get a closer look (like me). My family couldn't face it because it's going vertical down right next to the bench mark. Remember, this point is called "Cold Shivers"! Therefore a closeup photo of this bench mark is not required, but please at least one photo from the distance.


Many thanks, stay safe and happy waymarking,
King Hubi
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: CC11 1934

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Geological Survey

Monumentation type: BENCH MARK (or B.M.) Disk

County: Mesa

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Cold Shivers Point USGS Colorado National Monument Quad

Special category (optional): Not listed

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge


Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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